[edit: the video doesn't seem embedded, so here's a link to the 2009 post-game wrap-up of that 74-64 victory:
The 2009 run is something to build on for this program.
The movie clip (@1:20 of 1:54) [edit: also a link] that follows I think puts it well: "It's team, team, team: 5 players on the floor functioning as one single unit. OK? No one more important than the other."
Also, Michigan only got the chance to face Illinois last season once--at Crisler Arena--and lost. We only get one crack at the Illini this year too; let's get some payback.
Michigan seemed to wake up this 2011 season after the MN loss at home that followed two terrible road performances (NW and IU) and only one good half of play at Wisconsin.
Since then: road WIN at the Breslin Center, a good showing (LOSS) at then No. 1 tOSU and a road WIN at Penn St. The guys played Syracuse well in N.J. and won at Clemson too.
I say this team has the ability to pull off an upset on the road in Champaign. What say you of Michigan's chances?